Sure, we’re all pumped for new seasons of Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale, but there are also plenty of new shows on the horizon for 2021 that have us amped. From Superman to secret small town aliens, here are the 10 new shows we can’t wait to watch in this new year.
With the pandemic affecting pretty much every TV show production and causing numerous starts and stops this past year (and that trend expected to continue for at least the first several months of 2021), it’s hard to guarantee which shows will actually hit their 2021 debut dates (especially as films like Jurassic World: Dominion and The Batman have already punted off to 2022). But that hasn’t stopped us from getting excited and marking our calendars, anyway.
The lineup runs the gamut from cable, to network, to streaming projects, and there are plenty we didn’t mention here because their release dates are still kind of nebulous. Shows like the Suicide Squad spinoff Peacemaker, and the DC series Green Lantern, are in the works at HBO Max — but we don’t know if they’ll actually debut in 2021 (and 2022 feels more likely). Then there’s Hulu and FX’s new Alien series, which will likely drop in 2022. The same for all those new Star Wars shows on Disney+, as Andor and Kenobi are likely slated for 2022 at this point.
No list of 2021 TV shows would be complete without plenty of Marvel fare from Disney+ making the cut, so we’ll explain that caveat now — we had to cap it, or else all those Marvel shows would’ve simply overtaken the list. So yes, we’re obviously pumped for projects like WandaVision, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Hawkeye on Disney+. It’s just that Loki looks like it could be the most fun and wildly weird of the bunch, so it’s holding down the Marvel slot on the list.